1/48 Eduard P-39Q G.C. III/6

by Mark L. Rossmann



The P-39 was much maligned by many operators except for the Soviets.  It was also used by the French Air Force in late 1944 prior to these units transitioning to the venerable P-47. This is P-39Q-21-BE which was the export version of the P-39Q-25, utilizing the 4 bladed Aerodynamics prop. The two 30 caliber guns per wing were replaced by single under wing 50 caliber gun pods, the plane also could carry a single bomb on the belly rack.

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This is the 1/48 Eduard P-39Q, this kit is well designed, instructions are clear and concise. The kit contains decals for the “46th FS 15th FG” ,  “213th GIAP” Soviet unit and the one built for this article a French unit “G.C.III/6,, Rousillon” They were well printed and had no issues with transferring them to the model. Used Model Masters Olive Drab spray paint, and Tamiya USAF gray spray paint.


The P39 is a unique aircraft and I will build several more to go along with the 3 already built.


  • Eduard instructions

  • P-39 Airacobra in action – Squadron/Signal Publications


Photos and text © by Mark L. Rossmann